It is the European University Association (EUA) that invites all European universities to participate in a protest against the attack by Garissa University College, where 147 students were killed and at least 79 people were injured. In memory of the dead and of those affected by the attack a minute of silence will be held around the universities of Europe.

With the protest EUA also want to pay attention to the fact that attacks on universities continues to occur worldwide, and that this is an abuse to the core values of universities and higher education. Attacks on universities, students and researchers weakens the academic freedom and can have a devastating impact on research, education and access to education which impairs the society's long-term development.

Stockholm University is participating in the protest and condemn all forms of violence against education institutions worldwide.